1888 Antonio de Torres No 124 — R. E. Bruné, Luthier
R. E. Bruné, Luthier, maker of fine classical and flamenco guitars. The shop offers services in repairs, restorations, authentication, and strings.
Birdseye Maple guitar
In company with my rosewood guitars, I also have been making guitars from non endangered woods. My favorite is birdseye maple. Maple was the popular choice for 19th century makers and still is very...
Guitar No. 6
This is a guitar made for Erica Cha, a fifteen year old guitarist in Charlottesville, VA and student of Rafael Scarfullery (owner of guitar no. 3). It is the first 640mm scale length I've built. The western red cedar top comes from the same batch of wood as my previous two cedar top guitars. As with guitar No. 5, I modified the lattice pattern with the hopes of increasing the
1888 Antonio de Torres "La Italica" SP/CSAR
Background The name of Antonio de Torres (1817-1892) is to guitarists what the name of Antonio Stradivari is to violinists. Taken as a whole, the corpus of instruments made by this legendary maker’s hand are today regarded as the foundational basis of the modern guitar. The impact that these instruments made on successive generations of guitar makers is impossible to exaggerate – still to this day, most or nearly all of Torres’ structural and tonal improvements are still in use by all top…